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Clyde Gaw
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Preventing future failures of imagination is an important line of work. That's what I do.
Preventing future failures of imagination is an important line of work. That's what I do.

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What does high stakes testing do to children's desire to participate in democratic society?


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Indiana HB1004: Because Some Teachers Are More Valuable Than Others
I was at the Indiana State Capital today discussing the detrimental affects of taking wages away from the majority of teachers in order to pay to a select few a higher salary. IN House Bill 1004 will only worsen the Indiana teacher shortage. Collegiality, p...

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Interview with a Finnish Foreign Exchange Student
After viewing an art exhibition this evening with my son, we ran into one of his high school friends who just happened to have in tow with her a young visitor from Finland. I found out our visitor is attending a popular suburban high school here in the Midw...

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Pence and Indiana State Board of Education Power-Grab Seeks To Overturn Authority Voters Entrusted To Glenda Ritz
There is no question. Two bills introduced this week in the Indiana State General Assembly, HB1486 authored by Rep. Jeff Thompson and SB1 are all about transferring authority of the Indiana Department of Education to the politically appointed body of the In...

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On High Stakes Testing The 20% Of Children With Mental Illness....
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, twenty percent of children  (actually 21%)  have a mental illness of one sort or another. 20% is a big number! Illnesses like post traumatic stress syndrome, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,...

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On Warping of Curricula and Immorality of Testing
In the last post, Claire and Liam describe the psycho-emotional abuse they endured as a result of forced participation in high stakes standardized testing.  In this dynamic discussion held at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, participants discu...

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Looking forward to hearing more from you!

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"I'll just be the girl who got a three, or the girl who got a one, or the girl who threw up because she was so nervous."
More evidence on negative affects to cognitive and physiological development caused by standardized high stakes testing. In their own words, elementary students Claire and Liam: "We all have to do the same thing at the same time. The kids all learn like tha...

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Before They Were "Hoosiers for Quality Education" They Went By Another Name.....
H4QE is funded by a lot of deep pockets outside of Indiana. If this group is advocating for quality education for all Hoosier school children, why are have they supported candidates and policies responsible for pressuring teachers and administrators to teac...
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